The field is stacked on the men’s side at the Miami Open. Will Djokovic dominate or can an outsider surprise everybody? Check out our best Miami open bets!
Best Indian Wells ATP Odds at 32Red Sportsbook
- Djokovic at 1.55 (11/2)
- Murray at 6.25 (21/4)
- Alexander Zverev at 251.00 (250/1) – Best Odds!
The Serb – fresh from winning Indian Wells, as predicted – is once again the man to beat in Miami. He has won 24 of his last 25 matches here; he’s going for three titles in a row, which would make six in total. His comments on equal pay in tennis show that even he can make mistakes, but they don’t happen too often on the court. He should be a safe bet at 1.55 (11/2) on 32Red Sportsbook.
Indian Wells has never been a successful tournament for Andy, so his early exit was no big surprise. However, Miami has long been his training base and he feels comfortable here: he has reached the final four times, winning twice. He’s going to be especially prepared, as thanks to his poor BNP Paribas Open performance he has been here for over a week! The conditions and surface here are perfect for his game here: the humidity means the ball flies slow, but it speeds up after the bounce. For someone who won a set in last year’s final, odds of 6.25 (21/4) might be one of the best Miami open bets.
The Swiss great has been out injured since just after the Australian Open, but he still can’t be ruled out. His likely second-round clash with Juan martin Del Portro will likely reveal a lot about the progress of both players’ injury comebacks. He may not yet be back to his imperious best, but if Djokovic were to stumble you wouldn’t be surprised if he capitalized. If you’ve bet on sports in the past decade, his odds of 8.5 (15/2) will look too good to pass up.
You can interpret Nadal’s performance at Indian Wells in several ways. You could think that he is now resurgent, almost back to his best: a real player again. Or, you might think he should’ve been knocked out by Zverev, and when he did bring his best versus Djokovic, it wasn’t nearly enough. Regardless, he’s looking better than he has for a while. However, even in his peak Miami was never his best tournament; he’s never won and is unlikely to start now.
If you bet on sports in Japan, you will probably be constantly frustrated by Kei Nishikori. He has incredible talent, but to often his body doesn’t take him as far as his talent should. He has reached the fourth round or further at the Miami Open in each of the last four seasons so he’s sure to be amongst the best performers here. Last year he was injured prior to his semi-final, while the year before it took an incredible performance from John Isner to beat him. It seems each year that one of the best Miami Open bets is for Nishikori to perform well here, but not go quite far enough!
Rising star Zverev, who you’ll know if you bet on sports in Germany, came within one shot of knocking Rafael Nadal out of Indian Wells. He had an easy volley on match point, but the moment got to him and he clunked it out of play. It was a heartbreaking loss for the young player, but moments like that have happened to all the greats and he’ll be hoping to come back stronger. He certainly has the game to go far, and if he uses his heartbreak as motivation he could be an intriguing outside bet.
Best Miami Open bet at 32Red Sportsbook: Alexander Zverev to win at 251.00 (250/1).